Police assault on nursing mother: Ghana cries in anger as more outburst flow

Police assault on nursing mother: Ghana cries in anger as more outburst flow

- Police officials have been tasked to uphold the tenets of loyalty to citizens

- Nana Addo's voice adds on to the various outcry across the country over the assault

- The woman who was attacked has won the hearts of Ghanaians who are currently donating to her

President of the republic, Nana Addo Danquah Akufo-Addo, has added his voice to several calls for police officers across the country to act as friends and not foes to citizens.

Nana Addo, reacting to the assault on a 36-year-old woman at the Midland Savings and Loans in Accra, said he was very saddened by the act of the police officer.

The president cautioned police authorities to ensure that all police officers are made to understand what it means to be a police official.

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“The measures the IGP has taken to sanction the erring policeman and to try and make sure that these things don’t happen has my complete support. I support 100 percent the measures that are being taken so that we can stop these incidents from proliferating,” he stated during a tour of the Northern region.

So far, the policeman, Fredrick Amanor, has been arrested to aid with investigations. The assaulted nursing mother has been approached by several lawyers to file a suit against the police as well as the management of Midland Savings and Loans.

Several civil society organizations have condemned the police officer for the action taken as they press for justice.

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Meanwhile, the family of the policeman has asked Ghanaians for forgiveness. YEN.com.gh has also learned that several contributions have been made to support the woman and her children. Funds from UTV alone amounts to about 40,000 cedis as CEO of Despite Group of Companies has pledged a decent apartment and shopping space for the petty trader.

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